Seeking office takes courage

Seeking office takes courage

When someone chooses to run for public office, their only consideration cannot be whether they are qualified to do the job or whether than can get ele...

November 23rd, 2015 |  


Parents deserve some answers

Parents deserve some answers

I heard and reported some concerning news this week at a Hillsboro City Schools Board of Education meeting about a teenager who thought he had made th...

November 20th, 2015 |  


A Great Dane to be alive

A Great Dane to be alive

She was running toward us, as best as she could.Her large ears flopped with each hurried step, briefly covering her eyes and obscuring her view, and h...

November 19th, 2015 |  



Getting serious about terrorism

Getting serious about terrorism

The actor Rob Lowe, currently starring in a new and very funny ABC sitcom called “The Grinder,” caught flak over the weekend because of a ...

November 16th, 2015 updated: November 16th, 2015. |  


When basketball was better

When basketball was better

As autumn fades into winter and local sporting events shift from football and soccer fields into the warmth of gymnasiums, I am haunted by sounds of t...

November 13th, 2015 |  


‘Cash for grades’ and being bold

‘Cash for grades’ and being bold

“Think and grow rich? Michigan school offers cash for grades.”So reads the headline of a USA Today article I stumbled across recently.My f...

November 11th, 2015 |  


Eight-legged creepies under my desk?

Eight-legged creepies under my desk?

A couple years ago I wrote about a spider that spent the summer on my back porch. It was a type of orb weaver with a very interesting body. It was u&#...

November 10th, 2015 |  


A new guard emerges in Hillsboro

A new guard emerges in Hillsboro

As we all know, “Getting Drew” has become an unhealthy obsession for a few people, and last Tuesday’s election result is not likely ...

November 9th, 2015 updated: November 9th, 2015. |  


Our View: Hillsboro deserves a chance for harmony

For the third election in a row, a strong majority of Hillsboro voters sent a message that they support Mayor Drew Hastings and his vision for the cit...

November 4th, 2015 |  


Kitchen memories and ‘important stuff’

Kitchen memories and ‘important stuff’

I can’t count how many of my memories are dusted in flour or sprinkled with spices.Food is an important part of life – and not just as fue...

November 4th, 2015 |